Here is the link to my latest column in EMT Worldwide discussing trends in the EMS industry and U.S. economy: http://www.emtworldwide.com/article/45555/US-EMS-industry-still-upbeat.aspx.
Archive for October, 2011
Who says there are no free lunches? Pre-register for the Contract Manufacturing Symposium at Surface Mount International and you will get lunch as part of the session.
Contract Manufacturing Symposium
Organized by Mike Buetow, CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Magazine and Susan Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc.
EMS Global Strategies for Lowering EMS Costs
Chair: Sue Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc.
Co-Chair: Mike Buetow, CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Magazine
Tuesday, October 18 | 10:30am – 1:00pm | 204A
FREE with VIP or Technical Conference Registration! Lunch is included for those who pre-register.
The nature of outsourcing is changing due to greater awareness of the risks from geopolitical events, local legislation, and natural disasters. This session, aimed at OEMs, and EMS program managers and executives, looks at risk mitigation strategies from Asia to Eastern Europe, and selected SMT processing solutions that could benefit those companies grappling with RoHS and other environmental or leading-edge (high BGA pin count) technical issues.
Eastern European EMS Site Location Options: Why Kimball Electronics Saw Poland as the Best Choice
Tom Ferris, Kimball Electronics Group
Technical Trends in Networking from a Manufacturing Perspective
Clinton Liu, Tailyn Communication Company, Ltd.
Driving Improvements in Quality, Delivery and Cost in High Mix, Low Volume Manufacturing Operations
Kevin Camelon, Fabrinet
Vapor Phase Technology Supports EMS RoHS Challenges
Jochen Lipp, IBL Technologies, LLC
Speaker Panel – Building an EMS Cost Model
Register at: http://smta.org/smtai/registration_content.cfm